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us: Gordon, Taylor, 1893-1971


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    • us: Gordon, Emmanuel Taylor, 1893-1971
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1893-04-29
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1971-05-05
    • Birth Place

        (naf) White Sulphur Springs (Mont.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) White Sulphur Springs (Mont.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Gender

        male
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  • Sources

    • found: Born to be, 1996: CIP t.p. (Taylor Gordon) galley (b. 1893; d. 1971)
    • found: NUCMC data from Montana Historical Society for His Papers, 1881-1980 (Taylor Gordon; full name: Emmanuel Taylor Gordon; African American singer and author)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed via The Oxford African American Studies Center online database, July 27, 2014: (Gordon, Emmanuel Taylor; stage / screen actor, vaudeville performer, singer, autobiographer / memoirist; born 29 April 1893 in White Sulphur Springs, Montana, United States; worked as a chauffeur porter, doorman, cook, dockworker, bricklayer, elevator operator, and immigration agent; began performing with B. F. Keith's vaudeville revue in 1919; began touring major venues as a concert tenor in 1925; his career peaked in 1927 when he toured France and England, performing for a number of dignitaries, including England's King George V and Queen Mary; eventually pursued an acting career, appearing as a cast member on Broadway; in 1929 published his autobiography, Born to Be; in 1947 suffered a nervous breakdown and was institutionalized several times over the next decade; in February 1959 he was released to the care of his sister; supported himself through rental incomes, an antique business, occasional concerts and talks, and through his writing; died 05 May 1971 in White Sulphur Springs, Montana, United States)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed January 31, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Gordon, Emmanuel Taylor; Mannie Gordon; stage / screen actor, vaudeville performer, popular singer, autobiographer / memoirist; born 29 April 1893 in White Sulphur Springs, Montana, United States; moved to New York to study with composer Will Marion Cook ; toured as concert tenor with John Rosamond Johnson on piano, singing from The Book of American Negro Spirituals (1925); sang with Johnson's vaudeville act known as the Inimitable Five; rose to fame touring France and England, performing for England's King George V and Queen Mary (1927); published autobiography, Born to Be (1929); pursued acting career, appearing on Broadway in Shoot the Works, Ol' Man Satan, The Gay Divorcee, and After Such Pleasures, and in the film The Emperor Jones (1931-1934); later books include, The Man Who Built the Stone Castle, about White Sulphur Springs' historic landmark (1967); died 05 May 1971 in White Sulphur Springs, Montana, United States)
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